About Us

Nestled in the center of the bustling city of Independence located in northeast Iowa, we are a congregation of believers.


We believe in the Truth of God's Word, how God calls us to Worship,  to engage in our Community, and to Serve our neighbors.


We are a family that would love for you to join us as we live as Christ's disciples.


Founded December 24, 1854, the First Presbyterian Church of Independence, IA is located in the center of a dynamic, growing community in Northeast Iowa.  We hold worship on Sunday morning where we have lay participation, a children's message, inspiring organ, piano, handbell and vocal music, visual displays by our skilled members and where we embrace variety and tradition.  We pray together and support our members and friends with a prayer quilt ministry.  We love our post-service fellowship time where our church family enthusiastically connects with each other and visitors while enjoying specialty coffee and treats.  Lively youth and adult Sunday School classes meet prior to worship.   We actively support the community with missions like Help our Teachers, Bikes for Kids, community garden, Food Pantry, emergency assistance for families (One Another), special fundraisers like Trivia Night, Salvation Army bell ringing, Relay for Life (cancer research) and Operation Santa Claus.   We open our church for civic events i.e. voting, blood drives and Boy Scout meetings.  We meet and serve through the week, i.e. Presbyterian Women, youth activities, study groups, and caring for our shut-ins.   Our strength is our willingness to support new ideas to accomplish our vision.